Sign up now for CPR and Standard First Aid certification and recertification course

Are you interested in learning first aid techniques that are helpful in most medical emergency situations? Is it time to renew your cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Standard First Aid certification? If so, sign up now for the course to be held June 6 and 7 at Bethune College.

This 16-hour course held by Sport & Recreation York provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. It is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid, including topics such as medical and legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns and medical emergencies.

Right: Two students perform CPR on a training dummy

Successful candidates receive both Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification, which is current for two years. Standard First Aid is recognized by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board.

For those who need to recertify, the course is one day only, on June 6. Practical skills will be assessed through scenarios and knowledge will be assessed with a written evaluation. Candidates should review the course content and practice their skills prior to the start of the course. Renewals can only be conferred with proof of prior full course completion. Participants certified through service providers other than the Lifesaving Society may only attend with the approval of the instructor. Those recertifying should bring in their manual from their initial certification course.

Seminars are held in 320 Bethune College from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day. Fees for the full certification are $105 for students or members of Tait McKenzie Centre or $125 for non-members. Fees for recertification are $85 for students or members of Tait McKenzie Centre or $105 for non-members.

Registrations can be submitted at the Client Services Desk in the Tait McKenzie Centre.